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Professor Charles Burdett

Professor Charles Burdett

Professor Charles Burdett
MA, DPhil(Oxon)

Professor of Italian

Office 1.54, 17 Woodland Rd
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7911

Research summary

The principal areas of Charles Burdett’s research are literary culture under Fascism; travel writing; the Italian colonial presence in Libya and East Africa and its legacy; theories of inter-cultural and transnational contact; the representation of Islam and the Islamic world in recent Italian literature and culture. An important part of his work concerns the theoretical frame through which we consider transnational contact and the implications for the disciplinary field of Modern Languages of the study of cultural translation in all its forms.
 
This research interest lies at the heart of the AHRC beacon project of which he is Principal ...

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Biography

Charles Burdett studied Modern Languages (French and Italian) at Oxford University (BA 1989) where he also studied as a postgraduate, writing his doctoral thesis (awarded 1994) on Italian literary culture between the wars. He taught at Cardiff University (1993-97) and has worked at Bristol since 1997 as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (2002), and Reader in Modern Italian Studies (2009).

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